Reserve De La Comtesse (Ex-Ch)

Reserve De La Comtesse (Ex-Ch)

Selection: Red

Vintage: 2010

Score: NA

Drink: NA

Price: $83.52 excl. GST

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$83.52 excl. GST
Size 750ml
Format Bottle
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  • Tasting Notes

Description

If you’re looking for something much more drinkable, then check out the blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2010 Comtesse de Lalande, the second wine of this estate. Sweet mulberry, black cherry, licorice, and forest floor notes dominate this medium-bodied, fleshy, soft wine, which should be drunk over the next decade.

– Robert Parker Jr., Robertparker.com, Score: 89

 

Good bright red-ruby. Expressive aromas of black cherry, chocolate, game, menthol and licorice are lifted by a floral topnote. Began a tad tart in the mouth, but grew suppler with air while maintaining good grip to its high-pitched flavors of black raspberry, black cardamom and flowers. Not a particularly ripe 2010 but sexy, energetic and firmly built, with the slightly tart quality returning on the back end.

– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 89

 

Very polished tannins that caress the palate. Full body. It’s fruity, pretty and refined. The mineral and berry character comes through in a subtle way. Second wine of Pichon Lalande. Better in 2016.

– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 91

 

Vibrant and silky, this slides down almost too easily, with delicious red and black currant fruit laced with hints of anise, violet and black tea. A flicker of singed balsa wood keeps the finish going along. Best from 2022 through . 13,333 cases made.

– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 90

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